Lesson 1: Creative vs. Critical Thinking

In this lesson we’ll examine two complementary thought processes: critical and creative thinking. Consider how both of these approaches are important to consider as a game developer.

Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking

Game Developer’s Journal Entry

Watch the video below and respond to the following two writing prompts:

  • Select one of the “Games We Play” from the video and in a short paragraph describe the elements of creative AND critical thinking that are associated with it.
  • What sorts of “Games” do you play in your head that weren’t featured in the video?

 The Games We Play

Think of the mental games you play, with 1 or 2 partners, add your game to the class slide deck. Include a description, rules, and images.